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High profile exhibition for University of Wolverhampton graduate


Yasemen Hussein graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 1994 with a BA (Hons) 3D Glass degree. She has since opened her own studio and secured several high-profile commissions.

The talented mixed-media sculptor’s most recent success is The Pleasure Gardens, an exhibition at the Museum of London, which opened at the end of May this year.

Yasemen designed 22 striking metal hairpieces to wear his hats, forming a permanent exhibition at the venue.


The exhibition is billed as the perfect example of when fashion worlds collide, as Philip Treacy’s 21st century hats are seen as the contemporary accessories for a Georgian masquerade, circa 1760.

The backdrop to and theme of The Pleasure Gardens is a masquerade in a Georgian Pleasure Garden. One of the party-goers wears a copper ‘antlers’ head-dress, created by Yasemen, and inspired by Diana, the goddess of the hunt and the moon, which was a popular fancy-dress costume of the era.

Other notable work Yasemen has secured includes catwalk shows for American lingerie giant Victoria’s Secrets and creating a gold collar for Will-i-am from the Black Eyed Peas.

Originally from Castle Bromwich, Yasemen is full of praise for the skills and advice she gained at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Art & Design.

“I loved it at Wolverhampton. I had a lot of support,“ she said.

Stuart Garfoot, who was one of her lecturers and keeps in touch with her, praises her talent and says she continues to inspire students at the School .

“She was an absolute and total individual. Her work is unique and has influenced students here today,” he said.

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